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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
: boeing picked lithium batteries for its dreamliners. >> they store a lot of energy in a small volume and light weight. they were able to use more battery electricity. >> reporter: here is the danger. from march of 1991 to last year, 132 batteries got fire. those batteries are tiny compared to the dreamliners. >> it is a risky proposition. >> reporter: impurities caused many fires and rapid charging and discharging creates problems. >> can cause over heating and failure. >> reporter: we asked passengers if they would fly on the dreamliners once it is recertified to fly. >> i would still get on if they cleared it for flight. >> they are competent, they know what they are doing and they will identify all the things in there. >> as long as it is corrected i think people will feel safe. >> reporter: he remains wary. >> i wouldn't put them in airplanes. >> reporter: till we know the cause we won't know if they could be trusted where you can't pull over to the side of the road. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a tuition hike can be avoided under governor jerry brown's new budget. they we
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
is excited and the energy is very electrifying. you can just feel it, so i love it. >> reporter: inauguration planners distributed 250,000 tickets and expect more than twice that to pack the national mall. >> we've been planning for many, many months to have a robust crowd management plan in place regardless of the crowd size. >> reporter: california congressman mike honda gave up about 200 tickets through a lottery and a writing contest. >> sharing with us some ideas how we can improve this country and the government. >> reporter: this group won tickets through senate majority leader harry reid's lottery. >> i was ecstatic. so i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: not only are people from all over the country in to witness history with the presidential inauguration, we talked to people who drove 10 hours from canada to the nation's capital. >> it's a huge honor for us. >> reporter: these two toronto police officers are here with a drill team from michigan to take part in the inauguration parade. >> this is a world event. so for us to be able to come here and be part of it an
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